I selected the topic for this week’s flashback series at random from a stack of UK Harper’s Bazaar magazines and my finger ended up on the October 2007 issue with Gisele Bündchen on the front (I wouldn’t even like to think how many Gisele covers I have, but never too many, right?). Our favorite Brazilian beauty was photographed by Alexei Hay and styled by Alison Edmond for Bazaar‘s “Power of Change” issue. Below is the cover, which was sent out to subscribers, but the same cover image was also used for the regular newsstand edition. Posing against a green backdrop, Gisele flicks back her signature glossy locks, wearing a silk tasseled mini dress from Bottega Veneta.
Just about every magazine likes to take advantage of Gisele and this time around, British Bazaar is no exception. Alexei also shot the supermodel for a fashion story, where she showcased a range of the season’s most coveted short dresses from Paul & Joe, Missoni, Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
The X Factor champion Leona Lewis also posed for the magazine (kind of an odd choice, though her photos are rather impressive), shot by Ralph Mecke. For the opening shot of the spread, Leona wears a gorgeous silver crystal dress from Dolce & Gabbana that was absolutely everywhere back in 2007. Naomi Campbell even wore something similar during her community service. Another noticeable set of pictures, captured by Satoshi Saïkusa, are also featured inside the 372-page issue: Model Fabiana Semprebom posed as a scandalous French maid donning body-skimming silks, sexy stockings and scarlet lips. Shot in Paris, the story just couldn’t be sexier.
Familiarize yourself with the contents of the October 2007 edition inside the thread by clicking here.